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A new generation of knickknacks meant to inspire a love of science and math can become a headache for parents; Legos aren’t the only floor hazard.    Wall Street Journal, May 13, 2019

A new generation of knickknacks meant to inspire a love of science and math can become a headache for parents; Legos aren’t the only floor hazard.

Wall Street Journal, May 13, 2019

Private K-12 schools have long hit up students’ parents for donations. Now, they’re going after the grandparents.    Wall Street Journal, March 9, 2019

Private K-12 schools have long hit up students’ parents for donations. Now, they’re going after the grandparents.

Wall Street Journal, March 9, 2019

Hotels and restaurants are turning outdoor spaces into winter-themed dining and drinking venues. Just watch out for the polar vortex.    Wall Street Journal, February 11, 2019

Hotels and restaurants are turning outdoor spaces into winter-themed dining and drinking venues. Just watch out for the polar vortex.

Wall Street Journal, February 11, 2019

Professional zen-seekers share how to feel radiant from the inside out—both on and off the mat.    shape.com, July 22, 2018

Professional zen-seekers share how to feel radiant from the inside out—both on and off the mat.

shape.com, July 22, 2018

The sneaky ways to tell if you're overloading on products—and what to do about it.    shape.com, June 21, 2018

The sneaky ways to tell if you're overloading on products—and what to do about it.

shape.com, June 21, 2018

Here, derms share why you may want to consider switching to micellar or thermal water for a perfect complexion.    shape.com

Here, derms share why you may want to consider switching to micellar or thermal water for a perfect complexion.

shape.com

Fast-tracking entrees? Dessert at the bar? A behind-the-scenes look at how restaurant servers and managers keep reservations on schedule.    Wall Street Journal, February 22, 2017

Fast-tracking entrees? Dessert at the bar? A behind-the-scenes look at how restaurant servers and managers keep reservations on schedule.

Wall Street Journal, February 22, 2017

You're thinking about your outdoor space wrong.    chicagobusiness.com, March 15, 2017

You're thinking about your outdoor space wrong.

chicagobusiness.com, March 15, 2017

High-end grocery stores set up wine bars and beer gardens, and install cup holders in shopping carts, to lure customers to linger longer.    Wall Street Journal, July 12, 2016

High-end grocery stores set up wine bars and beer gardens, and install cup holders in shopping carts, to lure customers to linger longer.

Wall Street Journal, July 12, 2016

When Mom speaks one language and Dad another, and the family lives in a city with a third, what language to use for playing, scolding and keeping secrets?    Wall Street Journal, November 2, 2016

When Mom speaks one language and Dad another, and the family lives in a city with a third, what language to use for playing, scolding and keeping secrets?

Wall Street Journal, November 2, 2016

Could you live with only 33 pieces of clothing? How about just 10?    bbc.com, July 26, 2016

Could you live with only 33 pieces of clothing? How about just 10?

bbc.com, July 26, 2016

Children don't have to equal doom for the bedroom.    Good Housekeeping, January 26, 2015

Children don't have to equal doom for the bedroom.

Good Housekeeping, January 26, 2015

As a Soviet Jewish émigré, I broke all ties to Russia and its language—or so I thought, until my daughter was born.    Tablet Mag, March 20, 2014

As a Soviet Jewish émigré, I broke all ties to Russia and its language—or so I thought, until my daughter was born.

Tablet Mag, March 20, 2014

From storm names to #coldselfies, there are many ways to revel in winter.    Wall Street Journal, February 4, 2014

From storm names to #coldselfies, there are many ways to revel in winter.

Wall Street Journal, February 4, 2014

Parents aren’t invited! Grandparents are here to go on their own adventures with the kids.    Wall Street Journal, October 2, 2013

Parents aren’t invited! Grandparents are here to go on their own adventures with the kids.

Wall Street Journal, October 2, 2013

As hourly car rentals, taxi-hailing apps and car-sharing services become more popular, some drivers are finding ownership unnecessary.    bbc.com, June 5, 2013

As hourly car rentals, taxi-hailing apps and car-sharing services become more popular, some drivers are finding ownership unnecessary.

bbc.com, June 5, 2013

Grandparents are making changes to their living spaces by creating fun rooms in their homes for their grandchildren.    Wall Street Journal, March 19, 2013

Grandparents are making changes to their living spaces by creating fun rooms in their homes for their grandchildren.

Wall Street Journal, March 19, 2013

What dermatologists fail to tell you: 8 secrets for your next visit.    Woman's Day website and Yahoo, September 17, 2012

What dermatologists fail to tell you: 8 secrets for your next visit.

Woman's Day website and Yahoo, September 17, 2012

How couples deal with clutter and the power struggle that comes with dealing with random stuff at home.    Wall Street Journal, July 10, 2012

How couples deal with clutter and the power struggle that comes with dealing with random stuff at home.

Wall Street Journal, July 10, 2012

How some non-native English speakers master American slang and why it's getting tougher.    Wall Street Journal, May 30, 2012

How some non-native English speakers master American slang and why it's getting tougher.

Wall Street Journal, May 30, 2012

Upscale restaurants are expanding their menus for dogs so that dog owners can dine with their pooches.    Wall Street Journal, July 26, 2010

Upscale restaurants are expanding their menus for dogs so that dog owners can dine with their pooches.

Wall Street Journal, July 26, 2010

The atmosphere in Starbucks can be too crowded or too loud. Many locals are lounging and doing their work in hotel lobbies with free wi-fi and comfy chairs.    Wall Street Journal, April 19, 2012

The atmosphere in Starbucks can be too crowded or too loud. Many locals are lounging and doing their work in hotel lobbies with free wi-fi and comfy chairs.

Wall Street Journal, April 19, 2012

The new hotspot for retirees: Ecuador.    Reuters, March 8, 2012

The new hotspot for retirees: Ecuador.

Reuters, March 8, 2012

I test concierge services that cater to personal requests such as customer service calls or researching vacation details.    Wall Street Journal, June 17, 2010

I test concierge services that cater to personal requests such as customer service calls or researching vacation details.

Wall Street Journal, June 17, 2010